Employment Rates: The employment rate is defined
as the number of employed persons expressed as a percentage
of the labour force where the labour force is those persons who were
employed, or unemployed but looking for work. To determine employment
rates of recent graduates, Ontario universities conducted a survey of
all 2002 graduates of undergraduate degree programs. Graduates were
asked questions regarding their employment situation six months and two
years after graduation.
Graduation Rates: The MTCU has calculated
graduation rates using a single entering cohort of students and
determining whether or not they graduated within seven years. The
methodology employed involves the selection of all new full-time, Year
One undergraduate students on the official Fall 1996 enrolment file,
who have a valid (and unique) student ID number, and were seeking
either a bachelors or first professional degree. The subset was then
matched against the records for students who received a degree (in any
program) from the same institution during the most current seven year
period (1997 to 2003).
Note: The Emloyment rate is for 2001 graduates.
The Graduation Rate is the seven year rate for 1997 entrants.
Graduation is only measured for students finishing their degree at the
same institution. At Carleton, success rates have improved
significantly since 1997.
Source: MTCU and Institutions